While the Instructables website was undergoing some changes and was unavailable, there was an option to download a paper wallet project (see photo). Well, since my printer is out of ink, I thought I would improve the paper wallet design with some graphics and the Instructables Logo. After posting my creation in the forum section, I was encouraged to write an Instructable showing all of you how I did this. (Thanks to kelseymh, Kiteman and monsterlego for the encouragement). :D
- Option 1: Create a paper wallet by following this instructable (using a graphics editing program).
- Option 2: Go the LAST STEP in this instructable to make a paper wallet WITHOUT using a graphics program.
- Option 3: Save and PRINT one of the completed paper wallet designs (and fold to make a paper wallet using the folding "wallet instructions").
TIP: If you want to protect your newly printed paper wallet design, you may want to cover the print with clear, wide packing tape, (or laminate) before cutting the white parts out and before folding.
Check out the last photo here to see how the (denim design) paper wallet looks completed.
(Thanks to TheGeek1984 for taking the photo's for me since my printer is still out of ink).
PDF's (Right click on the PDF files below and open in a new window. Save the files to your computer to follow this instructable, OR, print the completed wallet design from this instructable if you would just rather make the paper wallet).
FOR BEST RESULTS, PRINT THE PAPER WALLET AS A HIGH QUALITY PRINT (pdf's are at 150dpi).
Step 1: Getting Started
To follow this instructable (using a graphics program like Photoshop), you will need:
The Original Instructables Paper Wallet PDF (wallet.pdf)
High Resolution Images to use in your design (search the web)
The Paper Wallet Folding Instructions. (wallet instructions.pdf)
Since the Instructables PDF is password protected (not allowing us to change it), we must take a screen shot and open the file in a graphics program such as Photoshop. I will not be explaining the "how to's" of taking a screen shot or how to use specific tools in Photoshop as I will assume you have a basic understanding of how the program works. Similar results may be achieved using other graphics software.
Open your screen shot of the paper wallet and resize the file to an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet, at 150 dpi. (Important!)
For those who want directions WITHOUT the use of a graphics program, you may skip ahead to Step 6 (The last step).
OR, print one of the completed paper wallets if you don't want to make a design of your own!